1/8/2018 1:21:55 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj urged people of Indian origin to return to India to take advantage of new economic opportunities.
Speaking at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore on January 7, she said: “Today, 16 Indian cities are connected to Singapore, a trilateral highway project from India to Thailand is making progress, and we plan to extend this further to connect India with other Asean countries. India has become a dominant power in the world, and that influence and that sense of power reaches every Indian.”
Her comments came days before India hosts the heads of states of the Southeast Asian countries in Delhi on January 25 for the ASEAN-India commemorative summit.
Before the summit, India will host the first global meeting of parliamentarians of Indian origin on January 9.
"There are around 285 parliamentarians of Indian origin and over 125 of them are expected to come," said Dnyaneshwar M Mulay, Secretary (Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs) in New Delhi. Among those attending will be parliamentarians from South Africa and New Zealand.